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February 2011

Just an

Ordinary Family


Help Your Child Through Children’s Care Outpatient Services! Difficulty with Potty Training or Bed Wetting?

Hyperactivity or Sensory Difficulties?

Our specialized physical therapy program solves incontinence and constipation problems through biofeedback and pelvic floor muscle training.

Children who seem hyperactive or uncoordinated may simply have problems with sensory modulation. Most can be helped through specialized occupational therapy.

Other services include: • Full Autism Evaluations • Free Autism Screenings • In-Home Behavioral Therapy • Physical Therapy • Adaptive Aquatics • Occupational Therapy (one-on-one swimming lessons) • Speech-Language Pathology

• Cranial Remolding Helmets • Audiology & Aural Rehabilitation • Skill-Building Summer Camps • Torticollis Treatment

Insurance applies to many services

For information or an appointment, call (605) 782-2400

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CO N T E N T S

features WELCOME 4

Pictures from last months ‘Hood Events.

COVER STORY 8

Meet our extraordinary cover story family, the Stettnichs as they share what life is like with Moebius Syndrome.

‘HOOD ADVICE 5

The Power of Play...Therapists prescribe play for physical and emotional well-being.

‘HOOD ADVICE 5, 6, 14 ‘HOOD EATS 21-26 ‘HOOD GOOD DIRECTORY 30

KARA’S KREATIONS 7 Homemade gifts that are sure to please!

CHILDHOOD 20

Sensory processing...it is never too late to re-train your nervous system.

‘HOOD HAPPENINGS 15-16

Looking for activities to keep the kids busy? Turn to the center spread to track down some great together time!

‘HOOD ORGANIZATION 29

Time to Shine offers early intervention for your childs challenges.

PARENTHOOD 28

Meet Scott, a teen living with diabetes.

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W E LCO M E TO T H E ‘ H O O D

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Contributing Writers Shaina Herrmann Sara Rose Liebert Kara Weber Shelly Gaddis Heather DeWit Dr. Ashley Pfaff, D.C. Greta Stewart Renee Quanbeck Cover photo courtesy of Amy Lawrence Photography Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited.

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Therapists Prescribe Play for Physical, Emotional Well-Being

The Power of Play

By Greta Stewart, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center You might not consciously think about it, but while your child is playing, he or she is developing physical and emotional values they will carry with them throughout their lifetime. According to a recent issue of PlayTherapy, play has physical, mental, emotional and social benefits to the participant. It is essential in physical development of gross and fine motor skills. Mentally, it facilitates expressive language and promotes decision-making skills. Emotionally, play provides a medium for exploration, an opportunity to act out negative emotions, increases the ability to control impulses, and develops empathy. It also serves as a restorative function in handling grief, anxiety and stress. Often, children have used up their own problem solving tools, and they misbehave, may act out at home, with friends, and at school. “Toys Are Like The Child’s Words…” That’s why Laura Schuldt, Ed.S., LPC-MH, NCC, QMHP, Registered Play Therapist with the Avera Behavioral Health Outpatient Program in Sioux Falls relies on Play Therapy when it comes to helping her youngest patients. “In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words and play is the child’s language,” she says. Through Play Therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Schuldt adds, “Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.” Helping A Variety of Problems Schuldt says a variety of issues can cause emotional harm to children. She says she prescribes play therapy for children who are experiencing anxiety, depression,

grief or loss, medical illness, divorce or family changes, and those who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. “It is simply a natural way to communicate and express themselves,” she says. At the same time, she encourages parents to support this type of therapy. “Parents are very important in this process,” she emphasizes, “When I observe the parents interacting with their child during Play Therapy sessions, I can see what’s going on. They’re connecting on a whole different level. And often, parents get a much better idea of how their child feels. I view parents as partners in the healing process.”

Play Therapy allows children to change the way they think about, feel toward, and resolve their concerns.

Creating A Lifelong Impact What can parents do to prevent potentially damaging behavior? One way parents can get involved is to observe their child’s actions. “Look for changes in behavior; aggression, withdrawal, depression, sleeplessness, loss of appetite,” Schuldt says. By confronting problems in the clinical Play Therapy setting, children find healthier solutions. Play Therapy allows children to change the way they think about, feel toward, and resolve their concerns. Schuldt concludes by saying, “Even the most troubling problems can be confronted in play therapy and lasting resolutions can be discovered, rehearsed, mastered and adapted into lifelong strategies.” n

Photo courtesy of Amy Lawrence Photography

‘HOOD ADVICE

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‘HOOD ADVICE

Inexpensive Winter Date Nights By Shaina Herrmann, Sioux Falls Frugal Mom

Sioux Falls Frugal Mom Shaina, with husband Gage and daughter Zoe.

Monday Night Dinners – You can get $2.99 one-topping personal pizzas at Boston’s or ½ price burgers at Whisk & Chop. Skate Date – Go ice skating outdoors or in an ice rink. You can also head over to Carousel Skate for some roller skating fun. $3.00 Movies – See a movie for just $3 at West Mall 7 Theatre. Shopping Date – Browse through books and music together in Barnes & Noble or Last Stop CD Shop. Coffee or Dessert Date – Enjoy coffee at Coffea, a slice of pie at Perkins, or even a treat from a fast food value menu! At Home Movie Night – Borrow a movie from the library or rent a $1 movie from Redbox, make some popcorn and a snack tray, turn off the lights, grab a big blanket and cuddle up on the couch! Internet Fun Date – Browse YouTube for interesting or humorous videos to watch together. Game Date – Play cards, a board game, or work on a jigsaw puzzle together. n

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K A R A’ S K R E AT I O N S

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

Paint Swatches make Valentine Notebooks for You!

Tweens and teens can make and give these simple notebooks to their BFF’s to write secret friend messages. Even grown up friends and co-workers may find them handy to keep in their purse to jot down that phone number they need to remember. You can also use them to write little pillow notes to your sweetheart to spark the Valentine’s day romance.

What you need: Paint swatches Printer paper Stickers

Stapler Pencil Scissors

Steps: 1. Use your paint swatch to measure and draw lines across your paper, the same width as the paint swatch. Cut the paper strips and then cut those 8.5”strips in half. Your pages will be the width of the paint swatch and 4.25 inches tall. 2. Fold the bottom color on your paint swatch up. This makes a little pocket for your pages to fit in. I used 30 pages in my books. 3. Put your stack of pages all the way to the bottom of this fold, close the fold, and use one staple towards the bottom to secure them in place. 4. Fold the long part of your paint swatch over your pages and slide end under the bottom fold to hold in place. 5. Decorate with stickers!

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FA M I LY H O O D

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FA M I LY H O O D

Just an

Ordinary Family

Photos courtesy of Amy Lawrence Photography

“I like to say that we are an ordinary family dealing with extraordinary issues.� Heather and Chris Stettnichs have been blessed beyond measure with the opportunities given to their family. Thirteen years ago, Heather was pregnant with their first child and throughout the pregnancy there were no complications. It was not until after her birth that Heather and Chris discovered that their new daughter, Ellie, had been born with Arthrogryposis and Moebius Syndrome. Both of these conditions present special needs that the family finds a way to attack on a daily basis.

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FA M I LY H O O D The biggest challenge that the Stettnichs family feels Ellie, and other families dealing with a disability, face on a daily basis is attitudinal barriers. Because of Ellie, the family really feels that they have been given the opportunity to show their girls how important empathy is. It is important for their girls to understand and be tuned in to other people’s needs. Heather says, “We really stress to all our girls that everyone is different. Some differences are just more visible than others and that we should never judge the actions of others because we do not know what challenges they are facing that we are not aware of.” Having a child with special needs gives a family an added level of consideration when it comes to decision making. Career and housing choices can not be taken lightly in the Stettnichs family because of the impacts that it may have on Ellie’s life. A great deal of planning and weighing out the options goes into each decision, which has brought the family closer together.

Arthrogryposis is a congenital orthopedic condition that affects Ellie’s joints. Due to this physical condition, Ellie uses a manual wheelchair every day. Some families may look at the need for a manual wheelchair as a barrier to performing simple tasks that most of us take for granted. However; for the Stettnichs family, Ellie’s physical barriers do not stop them from doing anything. “We don’t usually think about what she faces as challenges. She just has different needs and we find a way to meet those needs on a daily basis,” says Heather.

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One thing is for certain, having a child with special needs has changed the lives’ of everyone in the Stettnich’s family for the better. “Having her in our family has really enriched us all! I think before she was born, I was more judgmental of others and now I have the attitude of “Live and Let Live”. In the end, most of the things people worry about are so minor compared to some of the things we’ve been through!” To find out more about Moebius Syndrome, go to http://www. moebiussyndrome.com n


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All American Gymnastics Academy www.allamericangymnastics.com For over 25 years, All American Gymnastics Academy has concentrated on the sport of gymnastics and creating healthy, well-rounded athletes. Because we keep our focus limited to gymnastics and tumbling, we are able to ensure your children are learning in a healthy and safe environment. Our highly qualified coaches make gymnastics fun for all ages. AAGA is one of the top facilities in the nation. We have produced some of the best tumblers for local cheerleading clubs as well as the most local, regional, national and collegiate champions in the state. Our mission at AAGA is to ensure that through quality gymnastic instruction we will strive to encourage and teach children of all ages and abilities that they are filled with potential and nothing is beyond their reach.

Gymnastics and Tumbling AAGA offers a wide variety of classes to meet the needs of every child!

Little All Stars is a parent and toddler playtime, including access to both gyms totaling 23,000 square feet of fun! With lively music, numerous Inflatables, in-ground trampolines, and a safety foam pit, Little All Stars is the place to be for children walking to 6 years of age. Check out our website for times and prices! The AAGA Preschool Gymnastics Program is designed to focus on large and small motor skills, while introducing the students to basic gymnastic skills on vault, bars, beam, and floor. Classes have fun using music, games, in-ground trampolines, and equipment designed specifically for their size! These structured classes start at 3 years of age & child must be potty trained. Classes are offered both morning and evening on multiple days of the week. The AAGA Recreational Gymnastics and Tumbling Program is a progressive program for boys and girls ages 6 and up. Our specialized lesson plans, based on the USA Gymnastics Program, will give students an opportunity to experience gymnastics, tumbling, and physical fitness. Gymnastics can help lay the groundwork for developing strength, flexibility, coordination, and self-confidence, which can help children in the future with sports and other activities.

Birthday Parties/Facility Rentals For 1 hour and 45 minutes...AAGA is all yours! Your private party will have 1 hour in the gym with up to 7 Inflatables! • Access to select gymnastics equipment • Safety foam pit • In-Ground trampolines and much more! • 45 minutes in a party room to enjoy cake, food, or anything you choose to bring. (A refrigerator and freezer is available for your convenience). Don’t worry about clean up, we will do that for you! An AAGA staff member for your party to ensure safety and fun! This is all yours for $145 plus tax. You may bring up to 12 children and if more than 12 children attend, it’s only $5 for each additional child. AAGA is also available to rent for your group event! You can rent AAGA for 2-3 hours and have the place all to yourselves! No group is too small! Smaller groups will get a discounted rate. Call for more information!


Daycare and Homeschool Classes AAGA offers an 8 week session of gymnastics and playtime for daycare classes and homeschool groups! For 1 hour each week, the children of your daycare or group can have their own class at AAGA for a very reasonable price! Classes will include 30 minutes of open play (with access to select inflatables, a variety of gymnastic equipment, in-ground trampolines, and safety foam pit) and 30 minutes of gymnastics instruction - focusing on gross motor skills and fun! If your daycare or group decided to make this offer available to your parents, AAGA will provide you with a sign-up sheet and informational flyers to pass out. Call to schedule your class or to get additional information.

Shining All Stars! Coming soon to AAGA An open playtime designed for special needs children of all levels and abilities. This fantastic program is offered to parents, caregivers, and therapists to engage in play-therapy and can greatly impact a child’s life by working to enhance the following skills: Social: Language skills Vestibular: Balance Proprioceptive: Body awareness in space Tactile: Touch and sensory Bilateral Integration: Important for learning coordination Motor Planning: A safe place for bodies to explore movement Sports, especially fundamental and movement education, provide tremendous benefits for children with special needs. Physical education programs can considerably improve the lifestyle of a disabled child and are highly recommended.

Field Trips If you are looking for a place to bring your school, daycare, or homeschool group to have some fun and work off some of that extra energy, then AAGA is the place for you! Our adventure filled - inflatable field trips include 1 hour of gym time with access of up to 7 inflatable games, in-ground trampolines, a safety foam pit, a variety of gymnastic equipment and much more! Field trips will have their own qualified, AAGA staff member, along with your school/daycare staff to ensure safety and fun! Call to schedule your field trip today! Airborne Cheer Elite is one of Sioux Falls newest cheerleading programs. We help children and teens realize and soar to their full potential. Through a safe and innovative environment, we teach the importance of responsibility, discipline, time management, and respect. We believe this instills strong leadership, athleticism, and the social skills needed to succeed in cheer as well as in life. Whether it is through one of our recreational classes or one of our award winning competitive cheer teams, we teach each individual the importance of being a team player as well as finding their own individual potential. Airborne currently has openings for ages preschool through 18, both male and female. Competitive team tryouts are being held in April. Watch the website or call for more information.

www.Airbornecheer.com • (605) 553–4835


‘HOOD ADVICE

Kids Making a Difference

By Heather Dewit, , Director of Lutheran Social Services Childcare and Education Programs Teaching our children to be involved in the community is an essential role of parenting. Providing kids with engaging and meaningful experiences early can set them up to be passionate adults who impact the world. One important item to remember is that children are capable of serving their community at a very young age. Have confidence in your child and encourage them to make positive choices. Don’t assume your child is unable to meet a goal, but instead consider how your can support them in their activities. The first step in helping your child make a difference is to find their passion. If your child loves animals, they may be excited to help at a local animal shelter. Likewise; some children may be excited about other topics such as:

helping the elderly, serving individuals with disabilities, protecting the environment or feeding the hungry. If you aren’t sure where to begin, start by contacting the Volunteer HelpLine for contact information of local agencies in need of volunteers. Some volunteer opportunities are appropriate for the whole family and others can be enjoyed by an individual child. Take some time to find out details about the service opportunity before agreeing to help to ensure the situation is age-appropriate and fun! After a child has volunteered, it is essential to have a few moments to reflect on the experience. What was the best part? What wasn’t very fun? What should we do differently next time? How has the experience helped to better our community? n

April

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‘HOOD HAPPENINGS

Do want to see YOUR event listed HERE? Email us at: events@thehoodmagazine.com Please note that all events are current as of press date. The Hood Magazine publishes the most recent information provided. Please remember to call ahead to confirm event details.

4-6 year olds

7-8 year olds 9-11 year olds Events appropriate for ALL age groups

12-13 year olds

Tuesday, February 1 - YES Afterschool Registration: Go to the Hood Happenings section of www.thehoodmagazine.com for a full list of schools and times 10:00am-11:00am.........................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:00am-11:00am........................................................................................................................Happy Birthday Elmo Storytime, Barnes and Noble 10:30am-11:30am.....................................................................................................................ZooTot Class-Fast and Slow, $10, Great Plains Zoo 4:00pm-10:00pm.................................................................................................................Two-fer Tubin’ Tuesdays, $9, Great Bear Recreation Park

Wednesday, February 2 10:30am-11:20am...........................................................MariCar Playgroup Playtime Club, $3, MariCar Community Center (preregistration required) 10:45am-11:20pm..............................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Ronning Library 3:00pm-4:00pm.......................................…........................................................................................................….............Wii, Oak View Library 6:00pm-7:30pm..Valentine Cookie Decorating for Parent/Child, $19, Instructional Planning Center (preregistration required through Community Education)

Thursday, February 3 - YES Afterschool Registration: Go to the Hood Happenings section of www.thehoodmagazine.com for a full list of schools and times 10:45am-11:20am.......................................................................................................................Token Thursday, $8/$4, Xcite Family Fun Center 10:45am-11:20am...................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Caille Library 3:00pm-4:00pm........................................................................................................................................................Crafty Kids, Oak View Library

Friday, February 4 10:00am-8:00pm.................................................................................................................................................First Friday, Downtown Sioux Falls 4:00pm-10:00pm..........................................................................................................................5th Grade Fridays, $5. Great Bear Recreation Park 6:00pm-9:00pm..................................................................................................................Movie Night at the Museum, Old Courthouse Museum 6:30pm-8:30pm......................................................................................................................................Family Nite Out, Oyate Community Center 7:00pm-8:00pm..............................................................................................................................Skippyjon Jones Storytime, Barnes and Noble

Saturday, February 5 10:00am-5:00pm........................................................................................................................Celebrate Black History Month, Barnes and Noble 10:00am-11:30am .............................................Inspired by the Masters:Norman Rockwell-Day 1, $34, Washington Pavillion (preregistration required) 10:00am-12:00pm.....................................................................................Print Making-Day 1, $34, Washington Pavilion (preregistration required) 11:00am-11:35am ..................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Main Library 11:00am-12:00pm........................................................Rockwell-Painting Americana-Day 1, $34, Washington Pavilion (preregistration required) 12:00pm-2:00pm............................................................................................................................Pop Star Camp, $35, Star Performance Complex 12:30pm-2:30pm .........................................................................Family Clay-Day 1, $22 per person, Washington Pavilion (preregistration required)

Monday, February 7 - YES Afterschool Registration: Go to the Hood Happenings section of www.thehoodmagazine.com for a full list of schools and times 10:45am-11:20am.............................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Oak View Library

Tuesday, February 8 - YES Afterschool Registration: Go to the Hood Happenings section of www.thehoodmagazine.com for a full list of schools and times 10:00am-11:00am........................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:00am-11:00am..................................................................................................................................Things I Love Storytime, Barnes and Noble 4:00pm-10:00pm................................................................................................................Two-fer Tubin’ Tuesdays, $9, Great Bear Recreation Park 6:30pm-7:30pm........................................................................................................................Kindergarten Round-Up, Sioux Falls Lutheran School

Wednesday, February 9 10:45am-11:20am..............................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Ronning Library 3:00pm-5:00pm....................................................................................................................................Alpha and Omega Movie, Oak View Library

Thursday, February 10 10:00am-8:00pm.............................................................................................................................Token Thursday, $8/$4, Xcite Family Fun Center

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4-6 year olds

7-8 year olds

9-11 year olds

12-13 year olds

Events appropriate for ALL age groups Thursday, February 10 (cont.) 10:45am-11:20am..................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Caille Library 3:00pm-4:00pm.........................................................................................................................................................Crafty Kids, Oak View Library 6:30pm-8:00pm..............Mom and Me Tea Party, $19+$15 tasting fee, Sinful Things Desserts (preregistration required through Community Education)

Friday, February 11 4:00pm-10:00pm ........................................................................................................................5th Grade Fridays, $5. Great Bear Recreation Park 6:00pm-8:00pm...........................................................................Stylin’ Daughter’s Do’s, $25, Instructional Planning Center (preregistration required) 6:30pm-10:30pm..........................Kids’ Night Out, $25 first child, $15 second child, $5 third child, Star Performance Complex (preregistration required) 7:00pm-8:00pm..............................................................................................................................Once Upon a Time Storytime, Barnes and Noble

Saturday, February 12 10:00am-11:30am............................................Inspired by the Masters:Norman Rockwell-Day 2, $34, Washington Pavilion (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am.......................................................................................Print Making-Day 2, $34, Washington Pavilion (preregistration required) 10:00am-12:00pm.............................................................Rockwell-Painting Americana-Day 2, $34, Washington Pavilion (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00pm........................................................................Paint Me a Story-A Handful of Love, $20, Color Me Mine (preregistration required) 11:00am-11:35am....................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Main Library 11:00am-12:00pm.....................................................................................................................................Valentine’s Storytime, Barnes and Noble 11:15am:12:00pm...............................................................................................................ZooTot Class-Valentine Adventure, $10, Great Plains Zoo 12:30pm-2:30pm.....................................................................Family Clay-Day 2, $22 per person, Washington Pavilion (preregistration required)

Monday, February 14 - YES Afterschool Registration: Go to the Hood Happenings section of www.thehoodmagazine.com for a full list of schools and times 10:30am-12:00pm.................................................Preschool Valentine’s Day Party, $6, Kenny Anderson Community Center (preregistration required) 10:45am-11:20am.............................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Oak View Library

Tuesday, February 15 10:00am-11:00am.........................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:00am-11:00am........................................................................................................................................Dino-Mite Storytime!, Barnes and Noble 4:00pm-10:00pm..........................................................................................................Two-fer Tubin’ Tuesdays, $9, Great Bear Recreation Park 6:00pm-8:00pm...............................................................Sweetheart Dance, $3 per person, MariCar Community Center (preregistration required)

Wednesday, February 16 8:00am-5:00pm..............................................................................Play Day Camp, $25/$30, Star Performance Complex (preregistration required 10:45am-11:20am.............................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Ronning Library 1:00pm-2:00pm.........................................................................................................Starlab Inflatable Planetarium, $1, Old Courthouse Museum 2:30pm-4:30pm...........................................................................................................Mmmmm-Chocolate, Main Library (preregistration required) 3:00pm-4:00pm....................................................................................................................................................................Wii, Oak View Library

Thursday, February 17 8:00am-5:00pm.................................................................................Play Day Camp, $25/$30, Star Performance Complex (preregistration required) 9:00am-11:30am.................................................................................................................Kids’ Activity Day-Honest Abe, Old Courthouse Museum 10:00am-8:00pm...........................................................................................................................Token Thursday, $8/$4, Xcite Family Fun Center 10:45am-11:20am...................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Caille Library 11:00am-12:00pm..........................................................Gradeschool Fashionista, $3, Kenny Anderson Community Center (preregistration required) 11:15am-1:15pm.............................................Lunch Bunch, $10 members, $15 nonmembers, Star Performance Complex (preregistration required) 1:00pm-2:30pm..................................................................................................................Kids’ Activity Day-Honest Abe, Old Courthouse Museum 1:30pm-3:00pm...........Mom and Me Tea Party, $19+$15 tasting fee, Sinful Things Desserts (preregistration required through Community Education) 1:30pm-3:30pm.....................................................Make a fused glass stash tray for your room, $15, Dakota Stained Glass (preregistration required) 2:30pm-3:30pm...............................................................Gradeschool Fashionista, $3, Kenny Anderson Community Center (preregistration required) 3:00pm-4:00pm.........................................................................................................................................................Crafty Kids, Oak View Library

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4-6 year olds

7-8 year olds

9-11 year olds

12-13 year olds

Events appropriate for ALL age groups Friday, February 18 8:00am-5:00pm.............................................................................Play Day Camp, $25/$30, Star Performance Complex (preregistration required) 10:30am-12:00pm.........................................................................................Western Fun, $6, Oyate Community Center (preregistration required) 1:30pm-3:30pm.....................................................Make a fused glass stash tray for your room, $15, Dakota Stained Glass (preregistration required) 4:00pm-10:00pm...........................................................................................................................5th Grade Fridays, $5. Great Bear Recreation Park 7:00pm-8:00pm..............................................................................................................................................Friendship Stories, Barnes and Noble

Saturday, February 19 9:00am-4:00pm................................................................................................................................Baby University, $15, Lutheran Social Services 9:30am-12:00pm.....................................................................................Making a Glass Tile, $15, Dakota Stained Glass (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:00am.......................................................Paint Me A Story-Fingerprints You Can Live With, $20, Color Me Mine (preregsitration required) 10:15am-11:15am.............................................................................................................ZooTot Class-Frogs and Lizards, $12, Great Plains Zoo 11:00am-11:35am...................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Main Library 12:00pm-3:00pm.................................................................................................................Family FUN Festival, Multicultural Center of Sioux Falls 1:30pm-3:30pm............................................................................Make fused glass locker tiles, $15, Dakota Stained Glass (preregistration required)

Monday, February 21 8:00am-5:00pm.................................................................................Play Day Camp, $25/$30, Star Performance Complex (preregistration required) 9:00am-1:00pm...................................................Supersitters! Babysitting Smarts, $49, IPC (preregistration required through Community Education) 1:30pm-3:30pm................................................Make a fused glass stash tray for your room, $15, Dakota Stained Glass (preregistration required) 2:00pm-3:30pm.............February Beach Party, $10+$20 material fee, Sinful Things Desserts (preregistration required through Community Education)

Tuesday, February 22 10:00am-11:00am........................................................................................................................Puppies and Kitten Storytime, Barnes and Noble 4:00pm-10:00pm................................................................................................................Two-fer Tubin’ Tuesdays, $9, Great Bear Recreation Park

Wednesday, February 23 10:00am-11:00am..........................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:45am-11:20am..............................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Ronning Library 3:00pm-5:00pm..............................................................................................................................Sorcerer’s Apprentice Movie, Oak View Library

Thursday, February 24 10:00am-8:00pm ........................................................................................................................Token Thursday, $8/$4, Xcite Family Fun Center 10:45am-11:20am ..................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Caille Library 3:00pm-4:00pm........................................................................................................................................................Crafty Kids, Oak View Library

Friday, February 25 4:00pm-10:00pm.......................................................................................................................5th Grade Fridays, $5. Great Bear Recreation Park 7:00pm-8:00pm...................................................................................................................................Staff Favorites Storytime, Barnes and Noble

Saturday, February 26 9:30am-12:00pm.......................................................................................Making a Glass Tile, $15, Dakota Stained Glass (preregistration required) 10:00am-11:30am..........................................................................................Pottery Play-Day 1, $50, Washingon Pavillion (preregistration required) 10:00am-12:00pm..........................................................................Disaster Engineering-Day 1, $50, Washington Pavilion (preregistration required) 10:00am-12:00pm............................................................................Challenging Designs-Day 1, $50, Washington Pavilion (preregistration required) 11:00am-11:35am...................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Main Library 1:30pm-3:30pm..........................................................................Make fused glass locker tiles, $15, Dakota Stained Glass (preregistration required)

Sunday, February 27 1:00pm-3:00pm...............................................................................................................Summer Activities Fair, Sioux Falls Convention Center 1:00pm-3:00pm...................................................Hood Magazine Make and Take at the Parks and Rec Activity Fair, Sioux Falls Convention Center

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CHILDHOOD

Sensory Processing

Re-Train Your Brain By Dr. Ashley Pfaff, D.C., Pfaff Chiropractic It is estimated that 1 in every 6 children in the United States has a developmental disorder such as autism, ADHD, or dyslexia. Most of these disorders affect the nervous system directly and can affect how the child is able to handle basic situations in their surroundings. One common issue these children must deal with is sensory processing disorder.

Processing Sensory Input The nerves in our nervous system connect like the dots in a “dot to dot” puzzle. In children with Sensory Processing Disorders, the “dots” (nerve pathways) either don’t connect or are slow to connect. Therefore, the child doesn’t process, or is slow to process, the entire “picture” of information that they are receiving. The “picture” is very distorted and their actions mirror that distortion. This delayed processing can lead to impaired social and academic learning. The disruption of the brain results in gaps, delays, or variations in the way a child’s brain & nervous system develops.

tled on the mother’s chest or on the floor playing. Toddlers and preschoolers spent the majority of their time exploring and playing. These activities and positions allowed for proper, organized brain development. Today’s children spend a great deal of time in an “apparatus” (swings, Johnny Jumpers, play saucers, baby walkers) and in front of computers and televisions. This hampers developmental organization of the brain. They learn to use, and then rely on, the higher centers of the brain instead of integrating the lower (functioning) part of the brain. This disorganization of the brain and nervous system is why so many children struggle with reading, writing, and paying attention. Movement and exploration allows the child to make connections between the upper, lower, and side-toside brain areas. This will lead to reading, comprehension, math, and organizational skills later on in development.

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Personal Shopping

Lunch

Cheesy Bacon Pull Aparts

Fruit Roll Up

Breakfast Braid

Lunchbox Chicken Pops

Bacon, Egg & Toast Cups

Pocket Full of Rulers

Breakfast Rounds

Mini Meatballs with Party Sauce

1 (16.3 oz) can flaky refrigerated biscuits 4-6 slices crispy bacon 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 -1/3 cup green onions

1 cup chopped ham 5 slices American cheese 1 pkg. crescent rolls t e a r o u t fo r s h o p p i n g

3 Tbsp. unsalted butter 6 slices bacon  

½ cup peanut butter 4 english muffins 1 red apple ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

Blueberry or strawberry flavored cream cheese Whole wheat tortilla wrap Fresh or Frozen blueberries or strawberries

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 2 cups crushed potato chips lollipop sticks

Pita bread Lettuce Croutons 2 Tbsp salad dressing

1 lb ground beef 1 pkg onion soup mix 1 tsp dried parsley flakes 1/2 cup grape jelly 1/3 cup lemon juice

Staples Needed

California Club Wrap 2 cups cooked chicken 4 slices cooked bacon 1 cup shredded lettuce 4 tomato slices 1 avocado 4 Tbsp ranch dressing 4 multigrain or flour tortillas

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Breakfast

eggs, milk, salt, pepper, bread, sugar, brown sugar, butter

Lunch

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SHOPPING LIST (by recipe)

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Dinner

Chicken Quesadillas

Speedy Beef Stroganoff

Enchiladas

Pork Chop and Stuffing Bake

1 can cheddar cheese soup 1/2 cup salsa 2 chicken breasts 10 flour tortillas

1 lb ground beef 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 can slices mushrooms Hot cooked noodles

4 cups stuffing 4 to 6 boneless pork chops 1 can cream of celery soup

Crispy Oven Fried Fish

Hearty Lasagna Soup

Supper Corn Chowder

Fettucine Carbonara

1 lb fresh or frozen skinless cod, orange roughy, or catfish fillets 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated Paremsan cheese 1/2 teaspoon dried dillweed

3 slices bacon 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cups cooked or canned whole kernel corn 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked potatoes 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 tsp dried thyme, crushed (optional)

Quick Chicken Parmesan

1 pkg frozen or refrigerated fully cooked breaded chicken patties 1 jar spaghetti sauce 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 4 cups hot cooked spaghetti

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2 cans (10 oz each) enchilada sauce 2 cups cooked meat (chicken or beef) 2 cans chopped green chiles 1/3 cup chopped onions tortilla shells

Personal Shopping

1 lb ground beef 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 2 cans (14 oz each) Beef Broth 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes 1/4 tsp. dried Italian seasoning, crushed 1 1/2 cups uncooked corkscrew pasta 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

7-8 slices bacon 2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 3 Tbsp light cream 12 oz dried fettuccine

Staples Needed Easy Sausage and Ravioli

1 bag (25 oz) frozen cheese ravioli 2 cups spaghetti sauce 3/4 cup Velveeta cheese 1/4 tsp garlic powder 3 fully cooked Italian sausages

Dinner

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Cheesy Bacon Pull Aparts Ingredients

1 egg 2 Tbsp milk 1 (16.3 oz) can flaky refrigerated biscuits 4-6 slices crispy bacon, cooked and broken into 1/2 inch pieces 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 - 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions

Directions

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*Recipe provided via K. Leboldus on The Hood Facebook Page

Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups Ingredients 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 8 slices sandwich bread 6 slices bacon 6 large eggs salt and pepper to taste Gluten-Free Variation: use GF Udi’s bread

Directions

Preheat oven to 375*. Lightly butter 6 standard muffin cups. With a rolling pin, flatten bread slices slightly and with cookie cutter, cut into 8 rounds. Cut each round in

Tortilla cups with Yogurt and Fresh Fruit Ingredients

6 flour tortillas (6 inch) 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt 3 Tbsp light brown sugar 1 1/2 cups fruit 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice Gluten-Free Variation: use GF corn tortillas

Breakfast

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 11x7 or 12x8 (2 qt) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat egg and milk with wire whisk until smooth. Separate biscuit dough into 8 biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. Gently stir the biscuit pieces into egg mixture to coat evenly, then fold in bacon, cheese, onions, and mushrooms, if desired. Spoon the mixture into your sprayed baking pan and arrange biscuit pieces in a single layer. Bake 23-28 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm by cutting into squares, or just pulling biscuits apart. Makes about 8 servings.

half, then press 2 halves into each muffin cup, overlapping slightly and making sure bread comes up to edge of cup. Use extra bread to patch any gaps. Brush bread with remaining butter. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, until almost crisp, 4 minutes, flipping once. Lay 1 bacon slice in each bread cup and crack an egg over each. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are just set, 20 to 25 minutes. Run a small knife around cups to loosen toasts. Serve immediately.

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Preheat oven to 375* Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with melted butter and sprinkle both sides with granulated sugar. Lay tortillas over 6 jumbo muffin cups (tortillas will overlap). Bake until tortillas are soft and pliable, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven and with the bottom of a glass, gently press each tortilla into a muffin cup so it folds up and forms a cup shape. Bake until tortillas are crisp and golden at edges, about 12 minutes. Immediately remove tortillas from cups and let cool completely on a wire rack. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together yogurt and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. In another small bowl, toss together fruit, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and lemon juice. To serve, divide yogurt mixture among cooled tortilla cups and top with fruit.

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Ingredients

1/2 cup peanut butter 4 english muffins, split and toasted 1 red apple, cored and sliced 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons margarine 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

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Breakfast Recipes

Directions

Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter onto each English muffin half. Top each one with a few apple slices. In the microwave, melt together the brown sugar, margarine and cinnamon, stirring frequently until smooth. Drizzle the cinnamon mixture over apple slices. Gluten-Free Variation: use GF Food 4 Life

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Breakfast Recipes, Cont. Breakfast Braid Ingredients 7 eggs 1 cup chopped ham 5 slices American cheese 1 pkg crescent rolls salt and pepper to taste

Directions

*Recipe provided by P. Smith on The Hood Magazine Facebook Page

Lunch Recipes Fruit Roll Up Ingredients Blueberry or strawberry flavored cream cheese Whole wheat tortilla wrap Fresh or frozen blueberries or strawberries Gluten-Free Variation: use GF tortilla

Directions

Spread blueberry or strawberry flavored cream cheese on a whole wheat tortilla wrap. Top with fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries and roll tortilla.

Lunchbox Chicken Pops Ingredients 2 lbs of boneless, skiness chicken breasts, cubed

1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup grape jelly

Directions

Gluten-Free Variation: use GF Udi’s bread and *Google GF version for onion soup mix.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet. Crush potato chips onto a plate. In a large bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Dip the chicken cubes into the egg mixture, then coat well with potato chips. Spread the nuggets onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn nuggets over, and bake for 10 minutes more, until golden brown. Remove baking sheet from oven, and insert a lollipop stick into each nugget.

Pocket Full of Rulers Ingredients Assorted fresh vegetables (cucumbers, carrots, avocados, peppers) Pita bread Lettuce Croutons 2 Tbsp salad dressing

Directions

Scrub and peel the vegetables. Lay each one on a cutting board and thinly slice it lengthwise into ruler-like shapes. Cut off the top of the pita bread and line the inside with lettuce. Fill the pocket with the ruler veggies and tightly cover the sandwich with plastic wrap. Pack the pita with a small baggie filled with croutons and a small container of salad dressing.

Mini Meatballs with Party Sauce Ingredients 1 lb ground beef 2 slices white bread, torn into pieces 1 pkg onion soup mix 1 tsp dried parsley flakes 1 egg

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1/3 cup lemon juice

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except ketchup, jelly, and lemon juice. Shape meat mixture into 1 inch balls and arrange on a glass baking dish. Do not stack the meat balls. Make one layer. Pour sauce evenly over meat balls. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until done. If necessary spoon off any extra fat. Mix ketchup, jelly, and lemon juice together for sauce. Serve in lunch box with toothpicks for a fun finger food!

California Club Wrap Ingredients

2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 4 slices cooked bacon 1 cup shredded lettuce 4 tomato slices, cut in half 1 avocado, cut in slices 4 Tbsp ranch dressing 4 multigrain or flour tortillas Gluten-Free Variation: use GF ranch, tortilla

Directions

Spread about 1 tbsp of ranch dressing on each tortilla. On the first third of the tortilla spread 1/4 cup of lettuce, two pieces of tomato, one slice of bacon and 2-3 slices of avocado. Fold the side of the tortilla closest to yourself over the filling. Fold the two sides in tightly, but be gentle not to tear the tortilla. Now roll the whole thing away from you, closing up the tortilla. Wrap the wrap in parchment paper and tape close. When your child eats it, instruct them to only open one side of the paper and eat, tearing off more paper as they go.

t e a r o u t fo r c o o k i n g

Roll out crescent rolls to cover a cookie sheet. Scramble 6 eggs and cook to set but not completely cooked. Spread 3/4 cup of ham down the middle of the dough. Pour eggs on top of ham. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of ham on top of egg mixture and cover with American cheese slices. Pull sides of dough up one at a time to make a braid design. Use the remaining egg to make an egg wash and brush on top of the completed braid. Bake @ 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.

1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 2 cups crushed potato chips lollipop sticks


Dinner Recipes

Crispy Oven Fried

FISH

Chicken Quesadillas Ingredients 1 can cheddar cheese soup 1/2 cup salsa 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced 10 flour tortillas Gluten-Free Variation: use GF tortillas

Directions

Preheat oven to 425*. Mix soup, salsa and chicken in saucepan. Heat through. Spread about 1/3 cup soup mixture on half of each tortilla to within 1/2” of edge. Moisten edge with water. Fold over and seal. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake 5 min or until hot.

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Enchiladas Ingredients

2 cans (10 oz each) enchilada sauce, divided 2 cups cooked meat (chicken or beef) 1 (16 oz) container sour cream 2 cans chopped green chiles 1/3 cup chopped onions 1 pkg cheddar cheese, divided 1 pkg tortilla shells Gluten-Free Variation: use GF tortillas, enchilada sauce

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour 1 can enchilada sauce in baking dish. In large bowl, combine cooked meat, sour cream, chiles, onions and half of cheese. Spoon mixture into each of the tortilla shells, place filled enchiladas seam down in baking dish. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and enchiladas are heated through.

Ingredients

1 lb fresh or frozen skinless cod, orange roughy, or catfish fillets 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs

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1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon dried dillweed 2 tablespoons margarine or butter Gluten-Free Variation: use GF brown rice flour, GF bread crumbs

Directions

Thaw fish, if frozen. Grease baking sheet; set aside. Rinse fish; pat dry. Cut into 4 serving size pieces. Place milk in shallow dish. Place flour in another shallow dish. In third shallow dish mix crumbs, cheese, dillweed, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Toss with melted margarine. Dip fish in milk, then in flour. Dip again in milk, then in crumb mixture to coat all sides. Place on a prepared baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, in 450* oven for 6 to 9 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Makes 4 servings.

Supper Corn Chowder Ingredients

3 slices bacon 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cups milk 2 cups cooked or canned whole kernel corn 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked potatoes 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 tsp dried thyme, crushed (optional) Gluten-Free Variation: use GF Progresso

Directions

In large sauce pan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble and set aside. Cook onion in reserved drippings until tender. Stir in milk, corn, potatoes, soup, thyme (if desired), and dash pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 2 minutes. If desired, mash slightly. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle bacon over each serving. Makes 4 servings.

*Provided by P. Smith on The Hood Magazine’s Facebook Page

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Dinner Recipes Con’t. Ingredients

1 pkg frozen or refrigerated fully cooked breaded chicken patties 1 jar spaghetti sauce 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 4 cups hot cooked spaghetti Gluten-Free Variation: use GF Ians brand chicken patties, GF spaghetti sauce, GF brown rice pasta

Directions Gluten-Free Variation: use GF brown rice pasta (crushed) Cut bacon into 1/2 inch pieces. Saute bacon and garlic in large cooking pan. Remove bacon from pan and drain excess fat.Cook pasta in boiling water and drain. Meanwhile, grate the cheese on the fine opening of a grater. Break the eggs into a bowl and add half of the cheese, the chopped parsley, the cream and a pinch of black pepper. Mix everything in the pan together with a fork. Pour in the egg mixture and cook on low heat, until there is no liquid egg left. Then, spoon the pasta into four bowls and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over it.

Directions

Place patties in 2 qt shallow baking dish. Top each with about 1/4 cup pasta sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 400* for 15 min or until done. Heat remaining sauce and serve with chicken and spaghetti.

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup sour cream 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce 1/3 cup milk 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 can slices mushrooms Hot cooked noodles

Directions

Prepare stuffing according to package directions. Spoon stuffing across center of 3 qt shallow baking dish. Place pork chops on each side of stuffing. Mix soup and milk. Pour over chops. Cover and bake at 400* for 30 minutes or until done. Sprinkle with cheese. Serves 4 to 6.

Gluten-Free Variation: use GF Progresso crm of mushroom soup, GF brown rice pasta

Hearty Lasagna Soup

Directions

1 lb ground beef 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 2 cans (14 oz each) beef broth 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes 1/4 tsp. dried Italian seasoning, crushed 1 1/2 cups uncooked corkscrew pasta

Brown ground beef, drain. Add chopped onions and mushrooms and cook until tender. Add soup, sour cream, milk, and worcestershire sauce. Heat through. Serve on noodles.

Pork Chop and Stuffing Bake Ingredients

4 cups stuffing 4 to 6 boneless pork chops 1 can cream of celery soup 1/3 cup milk 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Carbonara

Quick Chicken Parmesan

Speedy Beef Stroganoff

Fettuccine

Ingredients

1 tsp olive oil 7-8 slices bacon 2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 3 medium eggs 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 3 Tbsp light cream 12 oz dried fettuccine

Ingredients

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Gluten-Free Variation: use GF Swanson’s broth, GF brown rice pasta

Directions

Cook beef with garlic in skillet until browned. Pour off fat. Add broth,

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tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Heat to a boil. Stir in pasta. Cook over medium heat 10 min. or until pasta is done. Stir in cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired. Serves 4.

Easy Sausage and Ravioli

Ingredients

1 bag (25 oz) frozen cheese ravioli 2 cups spaghetti sauce 3/4 cup Velveeta cheese 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp pepper 3 fully cooked Italian sausages Gluten-Free Variation: use GF ravioli (HyVee or Pomegranate Mkt), Spaghetti sauce GF check labels, italian sausages GF check labels

Directions

Cook 1 bag frozen cheese ravioli according to package directions; drain. In a saucepan, combine 2 cups spaghetti sauce, 3/4 cup cubed Velveeta cheese and 1/4 tsp each garlic powder and pepper. Thinly slice 3 cooked Italian sausages; add sausage and ravioli to the sauce. Serves 4.

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PA R E N T H O O D

Our Family’s Story

Diabetes and Our Son By Sara Rose Liebert

50,000+ people in South Dakota have diabetes. Unlike its stigma, diabetes does not only affect overweight or elderly persons. Diabetes is quite simply a matter of whether your body produces the right amount of insulin or not. Our young children are getting it also, not just type 1 or 2, a mixture of both, really any form of the disease. This makes it harder to diagnose– symptoms for either type can be similar, which creates confusion in both parents and health care professionals. Symptoms can include drastic weight loss, excessive thirst, tiredness and frequent urination. When Terese Sites Keenan noticed these symptoms in her son, Scott, she asked his stepmother (a nurse) what she had noticed and together they decided to get him checked out. But by the time the diagnosis came back that he did, indeed, have diabetes, Terese says she already knew her ‘suspicions had been correct’. In 2008, just days before his 14th birthday, Scott was admitted to the hospital to get on a proper insulin dosing schedule and to educate him & his family on what life was going to be like living with diabetes.

Scott can never stop being careful. In most respects, he’s a normal teenager. Scott loves music, video games, being with friends & just got his drivers license. But he can’t eat anything without checking his blood sugar and giving himself insulin. He’s had some scary episodes where his insulin dropped too low, causing the family to redouble efforts to be help him. When Scott was diagnosed, Terese signed up to be an advocate & volunteer for Junior Diabetes Research Fund (jdrf.org). JDRF is a gathering place for families of those affected by diabetes to find local resources and people who are in the same situation. Terese says finding other people facing the same challenges has been the greatest source of hope & help for her. She also walks in the JDRF walk every January for Scott. Terese hopes that more families and people in our community start getting involved with juvenile diabetes education. It affects every age group in our state but can be controlled with healthy lifestyle choices, preventative health care, and education. As for Scott, Terese says there’s no reason why he can’t have a normal future as long as he always keeps his diabetes under control with blood monitoring, insulin, exercise, and a proper diet. About Scott’s Family: Scott is the oldest child, his younger brother is Logan, and has 3 sisters Nevaeh, Faith and Kaitlyn. They have lived in Sioux Falls for most of their life. n

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KIDS.

Keeping your kids healthy and happy is our priority. It’s simply what we do. It’s why, at Avera Children’s, we’ve created an environment especially for kids, helping to make the trip to the doctor a lot less scary and a lot more fun. Every kid is different. But there’s one thing that stays the same. We know what it takes to make your kid feel better. Because We Know Kids.

UPCOMING EVENTS Positive Discipline Techniques, February 8, 7-8:30 p.m. This class will explore communication techniques that positively influence children and lay the groundwork for guidance and discipline. Please call 605-322-3663 or visit www.AveraChildrens.org to find out more. Car Seat Class, February 10, 7-9 p.m. Learn how to properly choose a car seat, how to use it and the guidelines for use. Please call 877-282-8372 or visit www.AveraChildrens.org to find out more. Sibling Rivalry, February 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn techniques to cope with sibling issues from the minute the second baby comes home. Please call 605-322-3663 or visit www.AveraChildrens.org to find out more.

Let us get to know YOUR kid today. Call 1-877-AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372) or visit www.AveraChildrens.org.

February 2011 Hood Magazine  

Just an Ordinary Family